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Level 2 Social Worker - MASH

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Job Introduction

We’re recruiting a Social Worker with some experience in safeguarding and a year’s post ASYE (assessed and supported year in employment) experience to join the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

MASH is the front door to Children’s Social Care, all referrals come through to us and we triage how best to help children and their families. We’re also an assessment team who undertake home visits and then complete the Children and Families Assessment and carry out child protection enquiries.

The work is short term as those needing long term support will transfer out of MASH following assessment.

Our team is based in Civic and whilst you’ll mainly be based on site, there are opportunities to work from home. The role requires an enhanced DBS check and attracts an annual Retention Bonus of £4000 based on performance.

Milton Keynes City Council is a modern and friendly place to work. We offer an excellent benefits package including an enhanced pension, generous holiday allowance starting at 28 days as well as a great range of training and development opportunities to help you in your career.

Main Responsibility

  • Engage in the team's diary of three different activities.
  • Participate in the duty rota, undertake up to three Children and Families Assessments per week, participate in giving advice and undertaking Section 47 safeguarding activities.
  • Provide advice and guidance to unqualified colleagues.
  • Provide supervision to a customer liaison officer.
  • Provide advice and guidance to a school.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A qualified social worker registered with Social Work England and hold relevant experience.
  • Access to a car and holds a full UK driving licence.
  • Social work degree.
  • Wants to become a part of a supportive and friendly team.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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